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BCH Open-Source Pulse: Vol #12

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This is the twelfth edition of the BCH Pulse developer newsletter. Existing projects have been updated. Information can be sent to the new email bch.dev.mail@gmail.com Thanks! Here is some of the work that is being built on BCH by the Developers. This does not take into account work done by developers who chose to remain anonymous.

Chris Pacia - BCHD

https://github.com/gcash/bchd

Recently Completed:

  • Released 0.16.3 which had a fix to a standardness bug

Currently working on:

  • Specing out the SLP integration, expecting to have a document available for review and comment this month.

Future work:

  • SLP integration


Josh Ellithorpe - BCHD

https://github.com/gcash/bchd

Recently Completed:

  • BCHD 0.16.3

Currently working on:

  • SLP JS library

  • Minor updates to explore.cash


Jonathan Silverblood - Cashual Wallet & Flipstarter

https://github.com/monsterbitar

Currently working on:

  • Specification and implementation of a Price Oracle for use in BCH smart contracts, and smart contract risk trading to mitigate volatility.


Jason Cox - Bitcoin ABC

https://github.com/Bitcoin-ABC/bitcoin-abc

Recently Completed:

  • Helped businesses prepare for the May upgrade, which activated smoothly.

  • Various improvements including: improved node stability, improved performance, and bug fixes.

  • Faster and more stable tests running on all changes, before and after landing on master.

Currently working on:

  • Infrastructure to improve iteration speed team-wide.

  • Faster deployments for website and testing infrastructure.

Future work:

  • Develop code-gen for repetitive tasks.

  • Continue effort on de-globalizing internal node state.

Wants help with:


Antony Zegers - Bitcoin ABC

https://github.com/Bitcoin-ABC/bitcoin-abc

Currently working on:

  • Reviewing DAA work to define requirements, design goals, and evaluate different proposed improved DAAs for BCH.


Amaury Séchet - Bitcoin ABC

https://github.com/Bitcoin-ABC/bitcoin-abc

Recently Completed:

  • Cleaned up upgrade code related to Transaction Chain Limit

  • Cleaned up upgrade code related to Sigchecks.

  • Other miscellaneous code cleanups.

Currently working on:

  • Porting PSBT (Partially Signed Bitcoin Transaction) to Bitcoin ABC, and adapting it for BCH transaction.

  • Avalanche - fixing tests and preparing code for block-level avalanche.

  • BIP-157 - work to bring BIP-157 block indexing code to Bitcoin ABC. This enables Neutrino wallet support.

Future work:

  • Continue with current work, and deal with new stuff that comes up.

Wants help with:

  • DAA work - defining a problem statement and requirements.


Andrea Suisani - Bitcoin Unlimited

https://github.com/BitcoinUnlimited/BitcoinUnlimited

Recently Completed:

  • Extend a bunch of RPC calls to work also with to block height not just block hash (BCHN/BU), improved github.com/sickpig/bch-rpc-exploer (see explorer.bitcoin.com)

Currently working on:

  • Electrum server testing (eletrs, fulcrum), BU develpoment

Wants help with:

  • "everything I''m currently working on 😄"


George Bissias - Bitcoin Unlimited

https://github.com/BitcoinUnlimited/BitcoinUnlimited

Recently completed:

  • Graphene v2.2

  • Updated Graphene spec

Currently working on:

  • Bobtail prototype (BUIP 131)

Future work:

  • Bobtail prototype


Tom Zander - Flowee

https://gitlab.com/FloweeTheHub

Recently completed:

  • Provide a 'txid monitor' service. Allowing clients to register a txid they expect and get a push notification on first-seen or mining. (Flowee the Hub)

  • UTXO-DB speedups because of better algorithms for compression aiming at memory-locality. (Flowee the Hub)

  • Introduced a new C++ lib 'p2pnet' (Flowee Pay)

  • Provided a simple, functional, desktop wallet that can sync existing private keys (Flowee Pay)

  • Provided 'sending' feature to actually transfer money. (Flowee Pay)

  • Researched and implemented a UTXO system that aims to have enough outputs to avoid unconfirmed chains. (Flowee Pay)

Currently working on:

  • Ongoing maintenance work, including backports and working with newer libraries. (Flowee the Hub)

Future work:

  • Import private seeds.

  • Mobile skin (QML)

Wants help with:

  • Import private seeds. (does anyone have a C++ lib?)

  • Mobile skin (QML)


Joshua Green - Bitcoin Verde

https://github.com/softwareverde/bitcoin-verde

Currently working on:

  • "Bitcoin Verde 2.0" which is an overhaul to the storage system of Bitcoin Verde.

    • Syncing progress down from 1+ week to 24 hours

    • Storage requirements down from 750GB to 250+ GB.

    • Currently in beta, QA soon.

Future work:

  • Mining Validation Service

  • Bitcoin Verde mining rules hardening


Freetrader - BCHN

https://gitlab.com/bitcoin-cash-node

Recently completed:

  • 2nd and 3rd releases of Bitcoin Cash Node (v0.21.1 and v0.21.2)

  • Setting up bookkeeping, scheduling, backporting processes for BCHN

Currently working on:

  • Managing the BCHN development & maintenance work

  • Specification of automatic finalization & block parking/unparking

  • Looking at restructuring BCHN test environment to improve verification capabilities

Future work:

  • Improving simulation capabilities for evaluation of BCH changes

Wants help with:


Im_uname - Electron Cash, Flipstarter, BCHN

https://github.com/Electron-Cash

Recently completed:

  • BCHN Flipstarter campaign (and helped with others)

Currently working on:

  • Electron-Cash Flipstarter campaign

  • Sketching new possible AnyHedge contracts

Wants help with:

  • Electron-Cash

  • BCHN


mtrycz - BCHN

https://gitlab.com/bitcoin-cash-node

Recently completed:

Currently working on:

  • Polishing corgi for public release, adding test-cases

Future work:

  • I'd like to try to formalize a BCIP process (with on-chain proposals via memo/member)

Wants help with:

  • Defining test-cases for corgi, help with gathering BCIPs and implementing the system


Calin Culianu - Electron Cash

https://github.com/Electron-Cash

Recently completed:

  • BCHN performance and other fixes and improvements

  • Electron Cash macOS packaging and general look & feel improvements (macOS only)

Currently working on:

  • BCHN codebase

  • Fulcrum minor fixups

  • A better mining pool


James Cramer - SLPDB / Electron Cash SLP

https://github.com/simpleledger/Electron-Cash-SLP

Recently Completed:

  • Initial specifications for SLP Rewards and Staking protocols

Currently Working on:

  • Initial specifications for SLP Rewards and Staking protocolse

Future Work

  • SLP Rewards Spec/Implementation


Paul Oldridge - PayButton

https://github.com/PayButton/paybutton

Currently working on:

  • Implementing project overhaul w/ Preact.

Future work:


Fernando Pelliccioni - Knuth node

https://github.com/k-nuth/kth

Recently Completed:

  • Improved unit and integration tests.

Currently working on:

  • Crowdfunding platform for Knuth.

Future work:

  • Implementing mining-compliance test batteries.


Chris Troutner - FullStack.cash

https://github.com/Permissionless-Software-Foundation

Recently Completed:

Current Work:

Future Work:

Want help with:


Karol Trzeszczkowski - Plugins

https://github.com/KarolTrzeszczkowski

Recently Completed:

Currently working on:

  • DAA improvement research, Mecenas automation integration in Mecenas plugin

Future work:

  • DAA improvement research

Wants help with:

  • DAA improvement research


Shammah Chancellor - Stamp

https://github.com/cashweb/stamp

Recently Completed:

  • Lots of front end improvements

Currently working on:

  • Backend relay system API

  • Writing specifications

Future work:

  • Continued development on Stamp

Wants help with:

  • Funding

Participation in developing the wallet


Tendo Pein - Spedn

https://bitbucket.org/o-studio/spedn/src/develop/

Recently Completed:

  • Spedn 0.3 released with support for May hardfork and improved covenants functionality

Currently working on:

  • Pattern matching and automatic optimization

Future work:

  • Spedn IDE

Wants help with:

  • Code and docs review


Tobias Ruck

https://github.com/EyeOfPython

Recently Completed:

  • OP_REVERSEBYTES implementation

Currently working on:

  • Crowdfunding campaign

  • Mitra

Future work:

  • Backend

  • Wallet

  • Card

  • Mitra Playground

Wants help with:


Rosco Kalis - CashScript

https://github.com/rkalis

Recently Completed:

  • Released CashScript v0.4.0 and v0.4.1. Changes include:

    • OP_REVERSEBYTES support

    • Bitwise operators

    • Compiler optimisations

    • Some syntax changes and bug fixes

    • Completely revamped fluent Transaction Builder API for the JavaScript SDK

    • Created new website for CashScript documentation (https://cashscript.org/)

Currently working on:

  • Building out automated testing for the AnyHedge smart contracts (using Jason Dreyzehner's bitcoin-ts library)

Future work:

  • Generalising the automated testing setup and making it easily available to use for testing other BCH smart contracts

Wants help with:

  • Feedback on the CashScript website (does the documentation structure make sense, are you missing any information, etc)

  • Feedback on CashScript (try it out for some stuff, report bugs, etc)



This is the information that was submitted for this edition. We know there are many more developers who are currently developing for Bitcoin Cash and we encourage them to updates for the next edition.


The co-ordinators of this newsletter invite any developer (working on BCH) who isn’t featured in this issue to self report / submit what you are working on for the next issue of BCH Open-Source Pulse.

We’re looking for:

  • Recently completed

  • Current work

  • Future work (stuff you’d like to get to after you’re done with your current work)

  • Anything you’d like some help with

Please email us at bch.dev.mail@gmail.com



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